Originally published on Tue November 13, 2012 9:06 am
A fan holds up the Texas state flag during Game Two of the ALCS during the 2010 MLB Playoffs.
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They're asking politely. Malcontents from 20 different states are petitioning the White House to allow them to secede from the union.
Using the White House website's We the People function, in which petitions garnering at least 25,000 signatures get a response from the president, people from the state of Texas are asking to "peacefully ... withdraw from the United States of America and create its own NEW government."